Soaring Heat, Pollution Choke Tehran Residents

Data show that in July, sensitive groups in the capital were strongly recommended to limit their outdoor activities for one-third of the month, as AQI was between 101 and 150, making the condition “unhealthy for sensitive groups”
Soaring Heat, Pollution Choke Tehran Residents
Soaring Heat, Pollution Choke Tehran Residents

After several months of breathing relatively clean air, Tehran’s residents experienced a harsh deterioration in air quality while temperature also rose in July. 
Data released by Tehran Air Quality Control Company show residents of Tehran breathed more polluted air in the month, compared with the same period of several past years.
On many days, air temperature hovered around 40 degrees Celsius midday and fell to 26 degrees early mornings.
According to Iran Meteorological Organization data, the average temperature in July was 32.94 degrees that is 1.26 degrees higher than the average in July 2016. The average temperature had declined slightly from 33.9 degrees in 2018.
Charts published on TAQCC’s website, Airnow.tehran.ir show that clean blue skies were not seen at all in July, meaning that the air quality index never went below 50 showing "good" condition. 


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